FESCo wants to ban direct stable pushes in Bodhi (urgent call for feedback)

Kevin Kofler kevin.kofler at chello.at
Fri Feb 26 21:51:51 UTC 2010

Jesse Keating wrote:

> On Fri, 2010-02-26 at 16:17 +0100, Kevin Kofler wrote:
>> Most
>> often what works on Fedora n also works on Fedora m. It's not like the
>> reviewer tested on Slackware or OS X. ;-)
> "Most often".  Sure, that seems good enough to throw potential crap at
> users.  Our os "most often" works.  Don't worry about those times it
> doesn't.

I only know of a single instance where it didn't in an update I pushed, and 
that was due to another maintainer (not giving a name because it doesn't 
matter) screwing up the 0{%?fedora} conditionals for a dependency (he used 
string comparisons and "9" > "10"). (And that maintainer was the one who 
wanted that package edited into a Qt update group. I didn't arbitrarily push 
other people's changes, I was asked to.) We both knew beforehand that the 
dependency needed to be conditional, it was just that the conditional was 
screwed up. That packager is not going to make that mistake again. :-) (And 
I wouldn't have made it myself in the first place.) Out of the many updates 
I pushed, that's something in the order of fractions of a percent.

        Kevin Kofler

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